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All The Countries We've Ever Invaded: And The Few We Never Got Round To

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Stuart Laycock, historian and author of this book, says that out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, Britain has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with the Soviets. You can be fairly sure a lot more Iranians do. Or what about the time we arrived with elephants to invade Ethiopia? Every summer, hordes of British tourists now occupy Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of camera and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands. Think the Philippines have always been outside our zone of influence? Think again. Read the surprising story of our eighteenth-century occupation of Manila and how we demanded a ransom of millions of dollars for the city. This book takes a look at some of the truly awe-inspiring ways our country has been a force, for good and for bad, right across the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that's not even half the story. We're a stroppy, dynamic, irrepressible nation and this is how we changed the world, often when it didn't ask to be changed! This hardback 2013 edition is complete with its unclipped dustjacket and is in a very good condition. The book is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The pages are bright and unmarked and appear to be unread.

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Author(s):
Stuart Laycock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cmx13cmx2.5cm
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752479695
ISBN-13:
9780752479699
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
History
Title:
All The Countries We've Ever Invaded: And The Few We Never Got Round To

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Stuart Laycock, historian and author of this book, says that out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, Britain has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with the Soviets. You can be fairly sure a lot more Iranians do. Or what about the time we arrived with elephants to invade Ethiopia? Every summer, hordes of British tourists now occupy Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of camera and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands. Think the Philippines have always been outside our zone of influence? Think again. Read the surprising story of our eighteenth-century occupation of Manila and how we demanded a ransom of millions of dollars for the city. This book takes a look at some of the truly awe-inspiring ways our country has been a force, for good and for bad, right across the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that's not even half the story. We're a stroppy, dynamic, irrepressible nation and this is how we changed the world, often when it didn't ask to be changed! This hardback 2013 edition is complete with its unclipped dustjacket and is in a very good condition. The book is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The pages are bright and unmarked and appear to be unread.

Author(s):
Stuart Laycock
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21cmx13cmx2.5cm
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752479695
ISBN-13:
9780752479699
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
History
Title:
All The Countries We've Ever Invaded: And The Few We Never Got Round To

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